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2014-03-03 08:31:09

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading public health experts and organizations - including American Public Health Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, Trust for America's Health (TFAH), and many others - support Dr. Vivek Murthy becoming the next surgeon general. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100204/TFAHLOGO Dr. David Satcher, surgeon general under Presidents Bill Clinton...

2013-02-27 12:27:03

Former HHS Secretary Dr. Louis Sullivan and colleagues will focus on new initiatives in health disparities research and intervention WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reflective of the vision and teachings of William Montague Cobb, M.D., Ph.D., LL.D about health disparities, the Cobb Institute has announced its inaugural class of Senior Fellows. This distinguished community of scholars represents demonstrated leadership and expertise in addressing health disparities...

2012-09-17 06:27:27

**America's Wire Stories Are Available Free to All Media Outlets and Websites** WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's Wire today released a commentary by Dr. David Satcher, former US Surgeon General and Assistant Secretary for Health. In the commentary, Dr. Satcher urges states to take steps to increase access to dental care for poor and minority children. "As states wrangle with whether or not to pursue Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, they...

2012-08-25 23:03:49

Mahan & Associates, LLC, a regional healthcare management and financial services firm based in Nashville, TN will be featured in a special American Milestones national public television program highlighting The Business of Healthcare. (PRWEB) August 24, 2012 The program, to be filmed in Nashville this October by the American Milestones production Company, will focus on one of America´s most significant issues facing doctors and patients today; our healthcare system, the threats to...

2012-05-30 06:26:36

ATLANTA, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Morehouse School of Medicine today announced the creation of an endowed academic chair devoted to issues related to sexuality and religion. The Marta S. Weeks and David E. Richards Endowed Chair in Sexuality and Religion will develop innovative health and pastoral services as well as teaching, research and public leadership related to issues that bridge the topics of sexuality, religion and medicine. "Through this unique chair, Morehouse School of...

2012-05-08 10:26:01

BOSTON, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- David Satcher, M.D., PhD, is the 16th Surgeon General of the United States who was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1998-2002 while serving simultaneously as the Assistant Secretary for Health. He was the first Surgeon General to author a critically acclaimed, and controversial, report on the disparities in mental health in the United States. In keeping with the mission of the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology...

2012-03-18 23:00:54

53 Percent of Meharry Students Match into Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine During Match Day. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) March 18, 2012 Fourth-year medical students around the country and those here at Meharry Medical College learned where they will begin their careers as physicians, Friday during the nationwide event known as Match Day. Fifty-three percent of Meharry´s fourth-year students matched in the primary care fields of: Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Family...

2012-01-16 07:00:00

SHELTON, Connecticut, January 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International medical technology company, Sectra [http://www.sectra.com/medical ] (NASDAQ OMX Stockholm: SECT B), announces its multi-year agreement with Nashville General Hospital at Meharry. Sectra's suite of web-based, integrated RIS/PACS solutions for radiology, breast imaging and orthopaedics will enable the hospital to automate workflow, speed image distribution and report turnaround to improve its service level to...

2011-12-14 08:14:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The intersection of health care, politics and policy is a controversial one. A new book of lively essays takes on all of today's hot health topics: alternative medicine, swine flu, health care reform, screening mammograms, taxes to decrease soda consumption, gun control and many more. The book, Dissecting American Health Care: Commentaries on Health, Policy, and Politics, is written by former Assistant Surgeon General...

2011-08-22 21:50:00

A new study in Science found African Americans were 10 percent less likely than white researchers to receive research grant awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Nashville, Tenn. (PRWEB) August 22, 2011 Wayne J. Riley, M.D., MPH, MBA, MACP, President & Chief Executive Officer of Meharry Medical College, has been appointed by National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D. to serve as a member of an advisory committee formed recently to provide...